Man killed in Greene County car accident identified

(WDTN Photo/Dominic Wilson)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  One person is dead in a car accident Friday evening.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has identified the victim as Walter V. Cherwinski, 88, of Centerville, Ohio. Cherwinski was traveling northbound on State Route 72 near mile post 11 when he crashed at approximately 5:05 p.m. Friday.

It happened near the intersection of State Route 72 and Wolford Road in Greene County.

A witness says Cherwinski was going side to side on the highway when he swerved into a pole.

Officials say the pole is split in half and DP&L says they will check it out.

A medical expert performed CPR on a victim but The Greene County Coroner confirmed that the man died at the scene.

He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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